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Statement by Commissioner Carl Bentzel on the FMC’s Notice of Investigation and Request for Comments Investigation into Conditions Created by Canadian Ballast Water Regulations in the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Trade, Docket No. 20-10; Petition No. P1-20 from the Lake Carrier Association (LCA)

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I am pleased that the Federal Maritime Commission has voted unanimously to move forward on soliciting comments on the Investigation into Conditions Created by Canadian Ballast Water Regulations in the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Trade, Docket No. 20-10; Petition No. P1-20 from the Lake Carrier Association (LCA). I remain committed to… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola concerning the posting of the Lake Carriers’ Association petition and subsequent Section 19 Investigation in the Federal Register

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Today the Commission issued a Notice of Investigation and Request for Comments regarding conditions created by Transport Canada’s proposed ballast water regulations. This begins the public process that was initiated by the petition filed by the Lake Carriers’ Association which I reported in my statement of May 20. Comments received… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola on Maritime Day 2020

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Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. Each year, in ceremonies and celebrations throughout the nation, we pay tribute to the people who work in this vital sector. From even before the founding of the United States, Americans have turned to oceans,… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola on Lake Carriers’ Association petition and Section 19 Investigation

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Today I joined with my fellow Commissioners to accept for review a petition filed by the Lake Carriers’ Association which alleges that the ballast water regulation currently under consideration by the Canadian government is discriminatory against U.S. flag vessels operating on the Great Lakes. While it is true that Transport… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on Petition 20-01 from the Lake Carrier Association (LCA)

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I am pleased that the Federal Maritime Commission has voted unanimously to accept a petition filed by the Lake Carrier Association (LCA).  The petition alleges that ballast water regulations proposed by the government of Canada will discriminate against U.S.-flagged vessels.  The Commission’s action authorizes an investigation to gather information and… Read More »

Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri on Lake Carriers’ Association petition and Section 19 Investigation

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Representatives of American industry and the U.S. government have repeatedly, and in many different forums, raised serious concerns about the ballast water regulations being developed by Transport Canada.  The potential discriminatory effect these regulations – and the possible adverse impact of even the pendency of these proposed regulations –  might… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Bentzel to Accompany Vote on Notation No. 20-20, Interpretive Rule on Detention and Demurrage

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I would like to commend Commissioner Dye, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Commission staff that labored arduously to help produce this interpretive rule. It was truly a massive effort, and all should be congratulated for their efforts in the production of this rule. I believe that the… Read More »